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Illinois College cancels classes and suspends operations Wednesday


In response to the predicted extreme cold temperatures, Illinois College will suspend normal operations from 10 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29, to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30, to ensure the safety and security of students, faculty and staff.

Classes are canceled for Wednesday and most offices will be closed, but certain campus spaces will remain open as follows:

  • Schewe Library - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Cummings Dining Hall - Regular food service hours apply
  • Center for Student Involvement (CSI) - games and activities are available; stay tuned to email and social media for details
  • Chesley Health and Wellness Center - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Bruner Fitness and Recreation Center - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The pool will be closed; all athletic competitions are canceled.
  • Public Safety will operate as normal

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory during which frostbite and respiratory problems can develop in just five minutes of exposure. Predicted wind chills could reach -35 degrees.
The College encourages all students, faculty and staff to limit time outside during these dangerously cold temperatures and to use caution when moving from building to building around campus. Weather experts are recommending dressing in layers and limiting driving as these temperatures can be very hard on engines. 
Students in need of winter coats, scarves, hats and gloves should stop by the CSI in Caine Student Center to browse the newly established winter gear closet. New and donated items are free to students who need them.
As always, IC encourages students and employees to put their safety first when determining whether they will be able to travel to, from or around campus during inclement weather conditions.

About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Illinois. With an enrollment of about 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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